Clinical Instructor/Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut

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INTRODUCTION

The University of Connecticut, School of Nursing is seeking applications to fill a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track Clinical Instructor/Assistant Clinical Professor position.  Under the direction of the Director for Pre-licensure Programs, the clinical faculty member is responsible for: teaching undergraduate courses, advising, supervising pre-licensure students in clinical work, apprising each student of his or her clinical performance on a regular basis, conducting evaluations of individual student's clinical performance via impromptu meetings and planned evaluation conferences, evaluating student's written work, and participating in campus laboratory teaching experiences. Clinical Instructors/Associate Clinical Professors act as liaisons to clinical agencies, sharing clinical expectations and course syllabi with relevant agency staff, and address and initiate action when required for student/agency issues that arise.  Clinical Instructors/Associate Clinical Professors are expected to participate in faculty and assigned committee meetings when these meetings do not conflict with planned teaching.

UConn's School of Nursing is among the top Nursing Schools nationwide.  It has 48 faculty members, 599 undergraduate, and 186 graduate students, and actively engages in research in pain management, high-risk infancy, and gerontology. 

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state's flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's degree in Nursing
  • Current Connecticut RN license (valid as of date of hire);
  • Three to five years of clinical experience;
  • Three or more years of experience teaching undergraduate students in clinical settings;
  • Experience evaluating student performance in clinical training settings;
  • Experience developing effective working relationships with hospitals, clinics, and other community partners;
  • Completion of required health indicators (MMR titers, TB status, Hepatitis B, and others as required by clinical agencies) and CPR certification at the time of employment;
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal relationship strategies.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 
  • Ph.D./DNP is required for consideration at the Assistant Clinical Professor level
  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) credentials;
  • Three or more years of experience working as a medical/surgical RN;
  • Experience managing and directing "group" clinical training for students in baccalaureate nursing programs;
  • Experience working with students in an accelerated nursing entry program;
  • Previous classroom teaching experience in an institution of higher education;
  • Experience with a wide range of educational strategies, including virtual and in-person simulation;
  • Current experience with direct patient care in healthcare institutions and/or community settings;
  • Experience with telehealth technologies.
APPOINTMENT TERMS 

This is a 9-month, non-tenure-track position subject to annual review.  Individuals may attain eligibility for multi-year contracts after the successful completion of five (5) one-year appointments.  Salary and faculty rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate's primary appointment will be at the Storrs campus, with the expectation that he/she will routinely travel to clinical placement sites and occasionally travel to UConn's other regional campuses.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate's compliance with the University's Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved. 

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY 

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19761 and submit the following application materials:
  • Cover letter specifically addressing your credentials relative to the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • One-page teaching statement;
  • One-page research/scholarship statement;
  • One-page commitment to diversity statement (as related to broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research/scholarship, and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.).
  • Five letters of reference.
Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

For more information regarding the School of Nursing please visit the school's website at http://nursing.uconn.edu/.

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians, and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


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